[NAFEX] Weed identification

Kevin Moore aleguy33 at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 6 16:32:15 EDT 2009


It's hard to tell from the photo because I can't get a sense of scale, but if you used compost from a municipal source, it could be cast iron plant or mother in law's tongue. They have a bad habit of springing up from compost. Either way, I'd pull it. If it is a plantain, it could be good to eat, but without a positive ID, I wouldn't try it.




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From: Lon J. Rombough <lonrom at hevanet.com>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:40:14 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Weed identification

Looks like a species of Plantago (Plantain).
-Lon Rombough
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On Jun 6, 2009, at 12:26 PM, Lori Rizzo wrote:


Please identify?  I planted garden huckleberries – but this is what came up – I don’t know if it’s a weed, or what – I don’t see it anywhere else – but this year it has cropped up in two of my gardens, and I’m not sure whether to just pull it.  I don’t think it’s a huckleberry – but it doesn’t look like a weed, either…see the link below.
 

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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon J. Rombough
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 2:30 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] deer eating persimmons?
 
I've observed the same thing. I've never seen deer do more than taste a persimmon leaf, then leave the tree alone. My impression is that the foliage contains the same sorts of astringent compounds that make the unripe fruit so unpleasant.
-Lon Rombough
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On Jun 6, 2009, at 10:19 AM, Jerrydana5 at aol.com wrote:


Do deer eat persimmon trees?  I've got about 6 real nice small trees.  We have heavy deer pressure.  To my surprise, it appears they have not touched the leaves on the sprouts, which are about 4 feet tall.  I know they love the fruit.  But it appears, from my experience, that they do not like the leaves.  Is that true?  Jerry in southern Indiana


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